Jurassic Park 4 A "Long Shot," But NeverEnding Story's Coming

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Legendary producer Frank Marshall chatted up his future genre projects today, including whether we'll be seeing the NeverEnding Story continue — and what are the chances of another Jurassic Park movie?

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We spent a lot of time following producer Frank Marshall.

Talking to the press at a round table, Marshall was asked:

Do you think Land of The Lost hurt the chances of Jurassic Park coming back?

No, no. I think Land of the Lost is a comedy. I just think, I have to see if they can come up with a story, we don't have a story yet.

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Later in private, we pestered Marshall some more about the possibility of another Jurassic. He looked us kindly in our big optimistic eyes and said it was more of a "back burner project." Clearly, our hopeful look hadn't changed, because the Producer leaned over sadly, and said, "At this point, you could call it a long shot." No matter, we take this as a call out to you dear readers: write Frank Marshall the best dino-story ever. You deserve a better class of dinosaur.

In other movie development news. Round tables touched on The NeverEnding Story and tried to find out details on the child-like empress.

What can you tell us about The NeverEnding Story movie you're working on?

We love the book. We've always thought there was an opportunity there because there are a lot of elements in the book that aren't in the movie. It's another one where we're still working on the rights. It's a huge thing to get it. And once we get that, we'll bring on a writer. But that's kind of off in the distance, but it's a great story.

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If I remember correctly William Monahan and John Sayles did a draft a long time ago for Jurrasic Park 4 which was totally insane and included crossbreed dinosaurs and a group of ultra-intelligent Deinonychus that are designed to work as dino-soldiers for some evil Swiss corporation.